the act of sharing files over a network, either server-to-client (nfs), or peer-to-peer (bittorrent)

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Empathy Chat: People Nearby text chat OK but file transfer fails. Why? How to troubleshoot?

Problem: Chat works (sending text and smileys) with the "People Nearby" feature but sending files silently fails. Going to Contact > Send File presents the sender with a file chooser and no error is ...
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Add right click sharing to Ubuntu Server 13.10 running Gnome-shell 3.8?

New to Ubuntu but some limited experience with other distros. I was trying out Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS and I was able to right click a folder and share it on my home network. I wasn't crazy about ...
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Multiple Samba workgroups

Samba share "scanning" when just clicking on the network tab works perfect when the workgroup setting matches the windows workgroup workgroup = WORKGROUP This is fine for a desktop but when I ...
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File sharing Ubuntu 13.04 & Windows 7

COMPLETE NOOB QUESTION. Hey I have just recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my HP Pavillion DM1 laptop which is wireless. I have 2 Windows 7 machines connected via Ethernet and I am trying to set-up ...
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Sharing mac files vmware fusion

I have Ubuntu running on VMWare Fusion on my Macbook Pro. I can't seem to access files on the Mac. I have tried looking into /mnt/hgfs but there is nothing there. I have been to settings and said that ...
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Unable to mount OSX 10.8 file share with CIFS from Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying (and failing) to mount a share hosted on my OSX laptop, onto my Ubuntu 12.04 server. The server is a Vbox vm running on a macbook air. This is my /etc/fstab entry ...
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CONTINUED: Samba is installed, Why doesn't gnome-file-share-properties work?

The answer given to the original question, on Ubuntu Saucy, made my Personal File Sharing options disappear from the Unity Search tool. Initially I installed sudo apt-get install samba ...
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File Share in Samba

I can see my shared folder from windows. The shared folder is in my second HDD which is auto mounted. I can navigate into the shared folder but the users or even me do not have write permissions. ...
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Samba error message invoke-rc.d: initscript samba, action “restart” failed

Hello I'm on Ubuntu 13.10 x64 Newbies I try to create a samba share. it is installed, and I think it is running, I create users and a shared folder on a secondary internal hard drive sata ...
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Setting up a home server but don't know what to call what I'm doing to ask for help

So I have a decent home server that I'd Like to do a couple things with: Host a website ( I know how to do this so I'm not worried about this ) Create remote user storage - I'd like to make ...
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set up filesharing between windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 lts

I recently purchased a netbook with ubuntu 12.04 lts on it. I am trying to move my files from my windows 7 pc to my netbook but am running into trouble. I have shared my files on my windows pc and ...
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How to transfer files from a windows environment to Ubuntu Touch?

I installed the Ubuntu Touch on my Galaxy Nexus by flashing it thru recovery, but I can't transfer files from my computer to it. Right now I'm in a Windows environment (Windows 8) and I don't want to ...
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Changing permission for 'Public' folder always failed

I have 2 PC using ubuntu(I assume PC 1 and PC 2), and I always share a file or folder for each other. I know that I have to right click first, choose Sharing Options and check Share this folder. ...
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Access folders on Windows using Ubuntu

I recently had a problem accessing a Windows machine using Ubuntu. I followed the advice using the solution from this answer: Access Windows machines from Ubuntu on local network by hostname This ...
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How to share files from ubuntu 13.04 and lubuntu 13.04?

I have been searching the forums and nothing is working on my pc's.Here's what I have done, First in both the edit connections tab in ubuntu&llubuntu 13.04, I created a network with ip,netmask, ...
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Windows PC not showing on network on Ubuntu PC

I'm trying to establish file and folder sharing between a Windows 8 PC, and an Ubuntu PC. I've added both the PC to the same Workgroup. I can see the Ubuntu PC on my Windows network locations. The ...
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Unable to send file via bluetooth to android phone

I am having typical problem..i am able to turn ON the bluetooth on laptop and even pair with my android device..but when i send file from laptop to mobile it says "NOT AUTHORIZED" Error occured while ...
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Cannot view file on other ubuntu machine with nautilus

I followed the nautilus share directions and created directories in both my machines. I allowed sharing as per the documentation and checked both boxes. But I still could not view any files in the ...
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Why I cannot see network shares on nautilus?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I'm not able to see my workgroup and network shares when clicking on Browse network in nautilus. This is very important for my work. I can access Windows and Ubuntu folders ...
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Help on setting up a Home Media Server that can also be used outside of Home

I received a free computer desk top about a week ago. I really want to find a way to set up some kind of simple and secure way to turn it into a home/personal server. My goals for this project ...
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Ubuntu One does not show my photo album

Ubuntu One photo sharing tab does not show my new album that I want to share, why?
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Where are the logs for NFS file operations on the network?

I have a Ubuntu server 12.04 in my network and there are 20 workstations connected with this server through NFS. Just now someone moved my share folder and files to somewhere else. Now I already ...
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Windows 7 won't let me connect to my Ubuntu samba share

I set up samba on my 12.04 Ubuntu install. I shared a folder from my home directory. When I go to my Windows 7 box, I can see the Ubuntu box on the network, but when I try to connect, I get a ...
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Samba showing no disk space when transferring files from Windows machine

I was able to transfer a few folders to the Ubuntu/Samba share. The copy failed and got a no free disk space error. The Samba share has 1% used of the 500GB I have available. Any ideas why Samba ...
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How to collaborate on/share a document with someone on Windows?

I want to edit a document in online collaboration with other person. I'm using Ubuntu, the other is on Windows. With Ubuntu One, do I understand it right that the only way is that the Windows user ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 refuses to share anything over network

Ok, I'm brand new with servers, and decided to turn some old parts into an xubuntu server. After hours of trying several different programs, approaches, and settings, my computer still refuses to host ...
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Samba performance with NAS

My question is simple : how to get the maximum performance with Samba shares with NAS. Here is my smb.conf file : # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux. # # # This ...
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Sharing files and devices between 2 Linux machines

A couple of versions of Ubuntu ago, (guessing about 10.10, no later than 12.10) I used to open Nautilus, type in the local IP address of a Linux machine on my network, and it would pop open a box ...
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Accessing shares on computer connected to network over shared internet connection

I have a computer that is connected to the internet via a shared network set up like this. The internet connection on this machine works with no issues and I can access the NFS shares on it from the ...
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Is it safe to run Samba on a wireless network?

I have Samba server set up on my laptop so that I can share and sync files between the laptop and my Android device through a WPA-secured wireless hotspot (which is provided by laptops wireless card). ...
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Setting permissions for folders on 2nd drive Ubuntu 13.10

Running Ubuntu 13.10. Have a second hard drive and want to share folders on this drive. I can set up sharing which works for folders on the main drive, and Windows and Mac computers can see the ...
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Windows e Ubuntu sharing folders

First I don't speak English very well. And I could not resolve this problem on the forums of my country. In my house I have 1 computer with Ubuntu e 2 with Windows. When I try share folders of the ...
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File sharing among local accounts is not working for me

What I've done: I installed libpam-smbpass. Restarted. Opened the Properties window of the drive (partition) where the folder I want to share is located. In its Share tab, checked "Share this ...
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File Sharing Set Up for Ubuntu 13.10

I have a new, home-built HTPC computer with Ubuntu 13.10 installed. I'm using it to run XBMC. I have a 120 GB SSD drive for the operating system and programs, and a 2 TB drive for media storage. ...
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mouting a windows network drive in ubuntu

I'm trying to access my shared windows drive with my ubuntu laptop. In windows all I have to do is go to run and type \\computer\drive and the drive opens up. Is there a quick and easy way to do this ...
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Can I use Ubuntu as a network drive for Windows 8.1 File History?

I want to install Ubuntu on an old HP Mini, place it next to and connect it to my TV and use it as a file and media server. I also want to use it for backup, using the new File History feature in ...
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links between files in U1

I know how to produce links to share files. I would like to do this with a file called Inde.html, which is a tiny web page, containing links to other files stored in the same folder (in U1). This ...
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edit mime type so that torrents are opened with Vuze 5.2.0.0

I installed Vuze from the website. How can I set it to the default application to open torrent files? I see it's possible to edit the mime app list: http://askubuntu.com/a/393410/45156 But it's ...
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Why are there two configuration files / areas for SMB / Samba?

Why are there two places that Samba shares may be configured in Ubuntu? I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop and noticed that the GUI-based share configuration program sets up shares in the ...
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Connecting Ubuntu to OS X Open Directory (groups, users, permissions)

Currently trying to set up a Ubuntu box as a file server on the network. I've got sharing down when authenticating with local groups and users within the Ubuntu box however I've got an OS X server ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Mounts SAMBA Shares as Guest by Default. Shares can be Manually Mounted with Correct User Permissions

I've got a server running Ubuntu 13.04/SAMBA 3.6.9 that exposes a number of private and public shared folders. The server has a user account with the name myusername and password mypassword. When I ...
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using samba to share folders to mac osx mountain lion? mac won't connect

I just installed samba on the latest version of ubuntu and my mac running the latest version of osx won't connect to my shared folders on ubuntu. My ubuntu folders show up but it says "the operation ...
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How to transfer files from my phone?

How do I transfer a file from my phone to my PC running Ubuntu 12.04. I tried plugging my phone in but it doesn't let me look through my phones files. I also tried Bluetooth but it only gives me an ...
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File Share crash on ubuntu 13.04

The file sharing service crashes when I copy large file from ubuntu to my windows 8 system. It says that file share has stopped working (on ubuntu). Also when I try to setup File History (Windows 8) ...
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How do I permanently mount a Windows Exchange server?

I just installed Ubuntu at the office. I need to access our shared drives on an Exchange server. How can I mount an Exchange shared drive, and how can I make that mount permanent?
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Sharing my folder to windows box

Can I share the folder named folder_x which is on my machine(ubuntu) to be accessible to other computers in my local network, but on machines that are running windows? I have xubuntu 12.04
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Samba server not working on Xubuntu

So I have been trying to set up a samba server to share media over my LAN. I am using Xubuntu on my server machine and attempting to view shared folders on windows 8. For simplicity I will only talk ...
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enabling file sharing between windows 8 and ubuntu 13.04 raring ringtail

I want to share files between my windows 8 pro machine & my ubuntu 13.04 ringtail machine. Should be easy enough (NOT!) here is what I have done: invoked command prompt (admin) and inserted the ...
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Ubuntu VM ware data sharing

On windows & I had installed the VM ware and in VM ware i had installed ubuntu.Now I want to share the data b/w Window 7 and ubuntu. I had shared the folders and enabled the options. But when ...
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after upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04 file sharing doesn't always work

I have a laptop and a desktop at home with the laptop connected via WiFi and the desktop over a cable. Both of them are running only Ubuntu 13.04 after upgrading from 12.10. On Ubuntu 12.10 I had ...